Microsoft announces Windows 7 pricing cheaper than Vista

Windows 7 retail pricing

Microsoft announces Windows 7 retail pricing, upgrade information, launch details, and a preorder deal. You can find the summaries at the table below the slow drop in cost for Windows Vista and Windows 7 in the US, read after the continue link.

Upgrade retail products

Windows Vista
as of 1/2007

Price
Windows Vista
as of 2/2008

Price
Windows 7
as of 10/2009

Price
Home Premium $159.99 Home Premium $129.99 Home Premium $119.99
Business $199.99 Business $199.99 Professional $199.99
Ultimate $259.99 Ultimate $219.99 Ultimate $219.99

Full retail products

Windows Vista
as of 1/2007

Price
Windows Vista
as of 2/2008

price
Windows 7
as of 10/2009

Price
Home Premium $239.99 Home Premium $239.99 Home Premium $199.99
Business $299.99 Business $299.99 Professional $299.99
Ultimate $399.99 Ultimate $319.99 Ultimate $319.99

You can notice a notable price difference between Vista and Windows 7 during their launch. You can find almost $40 dropped on upgrades and full versions except the Ultimate full version with $80 price dropped. While, Professional edition remains at the same pricing for both Windows 7 and Vista.

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